Fogo volcano news & eruption updates
Fogo volcano (Cape Verde) eruption update - lava flows cut road
lundi nov. 24, 2014 11:59 | AUTEUR : T
Lava fountains and flow from the new eruption at Fogo (Fogonews)
Ash plume from Fogo (HOTVOLC / OPGC-LMV / Culture Volcan)
Lava flow from Fogo cutting the road in the caldera (Fogonews)
The new eruption, so far small inside the Cha caldera, continues. It is taking place from a fissure with two closely spaced vents on the southwest side of the Pico de Fogo, very near to the 1995 eruption vents.
Lava flow from Fogo (Fogonews)
The upper vent produces ash, the lower one feeds lava fountains (or continuous strombolian activity) and several 'a'a lava flows. One of the lava flows quickly cut the main road through the caldera, but no other major damage has been reported.
A SO2 plume mixed with some ash is visible on satellite data in distances of up to 150-200 km from Fogo.
Army, Civil Protection and the Red Cross have been mobilized to monitor the situation and coordinate possible evacuations if needed. Ships have been called to be on standby.
Video of the eruption: